When you have sustained a head injury, you may not think much of it at the moment. After all, a bump to the head doesn’t even seem that bad. However, you may not know the symptoms you’re experiencing point to something more severe. Understanding the signs of a traumatic brain injury is essential to protecting yourself and getting the care necessary following an accident. Keep reading to learn more about the symptoms and discover how a New York City personal injury lawyer can help you if your TBI was caused by another person’s negligence.
What Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury Do I Need to Know About?
Whether a car crash or slip-and-fall leads to your head injury, understanding the symptoms is essential to know what injuries you are suffering from. However, it’s important to understand that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can range from mild to moderate and severe.
Typically, symptoms of mild TBIs include, but are not limited to, the following symptoms:
- Light sensitivity
- Nausea or vomiting
- Ringing in the ears
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mood swings
- Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes
Moderate to severe concussions can typically be diagnosed when the following symptoms are present:
- Increasingly worse headaches that become chronic
- Speech issues
- Memory issues
- Dilation in one or both pupils
- Vision loss
- Numbness in arms and fingers
- Loss of consciousness for more than a few minutes
Though many of these symptoms overlap, those with a moderate to severe TBI will experience more intense and extreme signs.
How Do TBIs Happen?
Traumatic brain injuries can occur when someone sustains a blow or jolt to the head. Commonly, this is associated with car crashes, as the driver or occupants of a car can hit their head on the interior of the vehicle, causing injury.
However, these injuries can occur in a number of different manners, such as when someone is struck by falling merchandise in a retail store or slips and hits their head on someone’s property when they do not shovel snow when they are supposed to.
What Should I Do if I’m Injured Due to Another Party’s Negligence?
If you sustain a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another party, understanding your legal rights is essential. However, you’ll need the assistance of a dedicated lawyer to help you navigate the process of pursuing compensation and justice for the injuries you’ve sustained.
You may not know that you could be entitled to financial compensation following an injury caused by another party. For example, if you had to take time off of work, you can receive payment for the loss of income experienced during this time or the medical bills you incurred.
If you’re hurt, Mirza Law can help. Our dedicated legal team will review the details of your case to help you navigate this complex and challenging process. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help by scheduling a free consultation.